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Multisource sets up new network division

9 May 2001 News

Multisource, a specialised wireless telecommunications service provider, has established a new division to concentrate specifically on the provision of network services. This follows identification of a definite need to separate networking services from its other divisions, according to Ricky Bermingham, Manager of the new division at Multisource. Currently, the two other major operating arms in the company are a hardware supply division for wireless communication equipment and a consulting division supplying custom-designed solutions for intricate applications.

Multisource, through its direct access to such international hardware suppliers, ICOM and Witcom, can offer a broad range of services. The new division will be able to offer expertise and equipment to cope with virtually any wireless voice or data networking requirement, says the company.

"For instance, Multisource can supply wireless wide area networking solutions with all the features and benefits of traditional hard-wired LAN and WAN technologies such as Ethernet," says Bermingham. "Instead of coax, fibre-optic or twisted pair, the system uses radio frequencies for data transfer between PCs and other network devices. Products in our range can support data rates of up to 11 Mbps without the need for any special licence."

Already in place to aid the new division are such other services as high site rental for comprehensive radio and repeater networks and the Multisource 'Robot', a high-value, low cost system using available technology which combines bi-directional digital and analog communication with optional voice communication. The system is modular and offers automated responses to preset events by means of custom software.

"This flexibility makes it well suited to a wide variety of applications. In security for instance, the Multisource Robot can be used for monitoring and switching alarm systems and providing remote access and egress control where a hardwired system might be impractical or too costly.

"The system could literally even be used to run a farm, using a central control processor such as a PC to monitor and switch pumps, lights and refrigeration, oversee security devices and more. Other areas in which the system is effective is in electricity supply, traffic flow monitoring and traffic light control and process automation."

Multisource's network division can also offer sophisticated SmarTrunk solutions for on-site or wide area voice communications. Its advanced digital trunking protocol allows SmarTrunkII to be overlaid with most inexpensive conventional radio equipment.

"In-built is a high level of system security which can support any combination of business dispatch and radiophone applications. Channel efficiency is improved by allowing customers to share a common pool of frequencies and the system supports incoming or outgoing telephone calls either individually or as a sub-group or group," Bermingham explains.

"Versatility and effectiveness of the system is such that it can be used by emergency services, busy vehicle fleets and large industrial complexes, yet at the same time it requires minimal capital outlay and is ideal for small and medium enterprises," he says.

For further information contact Rick Borrett, Multisource, (011) 321 0333.





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